With a foreword by Peter Finch and sixty diverse and talented contributors this is a fantastic showcase of the riches of poetry form Wales.
"Self assured, unapologetic, innovative, new, encompassing. But with a sense of history and culture still there, the resolute core. … This terrific and enormously various collection of new verse is published not simply as a literary endeavour but to benefit those in need. What is poetry for, what does it do? Auden suggested that this might be nothing. Jan Fortune-Wood disagrees. All profits from The Lie of the Land will go directly to The Meningitis Trust in Wales."
"The Lie of the Land is a poetry anthology conceived with two goals in mind – firstly to raise money and profile for The Meningitis Trust in Wales and secondly to showcase the diversity and richness of poetry writing in English from Wales. … The generosity of Welsh poets in donating their work to this eclectic and unique anthology demonstrates that poetry is not some obscure indulgence, but a vital and engaged medium. Now we need the generosity of readers to achieve the first goal."